Sunday 31 March 2019

2019 #4 Tick Tock: Gel-Printed Cards with Hot Picks {by Ellie Knol}

2019 Topic 4: Tick Tock

Gel-Printing seems to have become Ellie's thing of late, and on this occasion she has used bright paints with Vintage stamps to create a fresh modern effect  ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Ellie from PAPER-STAMPS-COLOR with you today, and I'd like to share with you the joy I had making these four cards in the Tick-Tock theme.

My aim was to feature the beautiful new Hot Picks stamp sets and started on a project, an altered frame and got stuck, yes really!  The color scheme did not work for me and I couldn't get the collage as I wanted it. Oh well,  I will finish it in my own time another time!  

SO, I started plan B. ( I said it out loud, grin.)
I started with an A4 size gelliprint; with Fresco paints of course and cut it up in 4 even-sized quarters.

I really like the colors, but was not ready to use it in a project yet, as I liked it too much. I pinched myself and thought: it's only paper and paint, and where this one is coming from, there's a whole pile of other don't-use-me prints!!!!!!

I used the new stamp sets in the Hot Picks collection, which are HP1901 and HP1902, these were only released last week, stockist details can be found here.

When I started working on this card base, I thought I was not going to like it.. but it's my favorite card of the 4 now. There's so much detail in the background to enhance the beautiful script/clock stamp, and the contrasts just turned out beautiful. I love the edges of the monoprint to be part of the card design too! It gives it a peeled-paint look.   

On this close-up picture you can see the beauty of the clock, which has been sponged with a green distress ink and heat embossed in clear. As a matter of fact, I did this with the stamped focal-point clock images on all 4 cards! 

Another quarter of the monoprint resulted in this collaged stamped card. The text stamp has been heat embossed with sea-foam white embossing powder.. it almost looks a tiny bit yellow on this background, which I really adore!

stencil I've used in the monopinting really does the job here with beautiful contrasts between the red and green Fresco Finish Paints! 

I LOVE this stencil from Scrapcosy: PS074

Quarter number three of the original monoprint also has beautiful edges... 

 The stamped image is from Hot Picks set, HP1502 

And now for the fourth one: yummy details from the new stamp designs! I punched the clock image out and adhered it back after heat embossing it in clear, and slid another clock image partially underneath it to add to the collage. 

The heat embossed text is from a golden-oldie set, Clocks Plate 6 from the Ink & The Dog collection.

Needless to say.. working on these cards, which will make for a gorgeous gift, made me happy and relaxed. I got into the flow real quick, and enjoyed making them. I like to just go with what I have, and (this time) not to try and use any new (to me) techniques.
I am happy with the results. 

There you are..
I hope I got you inspired.. get your crafty stuff out and relax!
And of course.. enter the challenge.. you wouldn't want to miss the chance to win this time!!


Helen said...

Great work, Ellie!

Miriam said...

These are gorgeous Ellie

Christine Alexander said...

amazing backgrounds Ellie :)

Keren Baker said...

All those lovely layers and colours. You’ve gel printed gorgeous backgrounds!!

Corrie Herriman said...

Great colours and cards Ellie!
Corrie x

Ellie Knol said...

Thanks you all.. it was my pleasure!

Etsuko said...

Beautiful works and lovely colours. xx